By Patrick Akoto
Ghana defender John Pantsil has confirmed his departure from South African side Santos.
Pantsil, 32, joined the Santos on a six-month loan deal but has decided to move on following the side's Â failure to secure promotion to the countryâ€™s top-flight League next season.
He has decided to pursue a new challenge elsewhere and confirmed he will not extend his deal with the club.
â€œBefore I signed for Santos, I was not playing for any club and so wanted to keep myself in shape,â€ he told Power FM
â€œNo big club was ready to sign me because I was not playing.
"So I used Santos as a stepping stone. Now that the season is over, I think I have made a good impact.
â€œI am hoping for the best next season. Definitely Iâ€™m not going stay in Santos.â€
He joined the Fish as a free agent after being released by newly-promoted English side Leicester City.